Writing on the UK Green World blog, Extinction Rebellion co-founder Rupert Read explains that XR reached one of its targets and failed the other. It succeeded in creating a movement that brought the climate crisis to public (and government) attention. If did not succeeded in bringing in 3.5% of the population to create a tipping point.
That task, he says, is now up to more moderate groups who want to take action into their own hands. He says that there are millions out there who want to take meaningful action. Creating your local 146 club, using your purchasing power to send powerful messages, using your rights as citizens to put pressure on local authorities are meaningful actions.
Don’t wait for us to release the app. Find some sympathetic neighbors and get those clubs started!